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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.

DATES:

Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 5, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald P. Pate, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169. (Mail Address: PO Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125.) telephone: (405) 954-4164.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This amendment to part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) amends, suspends, or revokes IFR altitudes governing the operation of all aircraft in flight over a specified route or any portion of that route, as well as the changeover points (COPs) for Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes as prescribed in part 95.

The Rule

The specified IFR altitudes, when used in conjunction with the prescribed changeover points for those routes, ensure navigation aid coverage that is adequate for safe flight operations and free of frequency interference. The reasons and circumstances that create the need for this amendment involve matters of flight safety and operational efficiency in the National Airspace System, are related to published aeronautical charts that are essential to the user, and provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. In addition, those various reasons or circumstances require making this amendment effective before the next scheduled charting and publication date of the flight information to assure its timely availability to the user. The effective date of this amendment reflects those considerations. In view of the close and immediate relationship between these regulatory changes and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure before adopting this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and that good cause exists for making the amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Conclusion

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore—(1) is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 95

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Issued in Washington, DC on June 22, 2004.

James J. Ballough,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (

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1. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44719, 44721.

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2. Part 95 is amended to read as follows:

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Revisions to IFR Altitudes and Changeover Points Amendment 449

[Effective Date, August 05, 2004; Final, 06/16/2004]

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§ 95.6001 VICTOR ROUTES-U.S.
§ 95.6010 VOR Federal Airway 10 Is Amended To Read in Part
VOLAN, PA FIX*Eared, PA FIX**4,000
*4,000—MRA
**3,100—MOCA
EARED, PA FIXTalls, PA FIX*4,000
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*3,100—MOCA
§ 95.6013 VOR Federal Airway 13 Is Amended To Read in Part
LUFKIN, TX VORTACCarth, TX FIX*3,800
*2,400-MOCA
CARTH, TX FIXBelcher, LA VORTAC3,100
§ 95.6038 VOR Federal Airway 38 Is Amended To Read in Part
HARCUM, VA VORTACCape Charles, VA VORTAC2,000
§ 95.6068 VOR Federal Airway 68 Is Amended To Read in Part
MIDLAND, TX VORTACJokes, TX FIX4,500
JOKES, TX FIXSteep, TX FIX*5,000
*4,200—MOCA
§ 95.6137 VOR Federal Airway 137 Is Amended To Read in Part
IMPERIAL, CA VORTAC*Brawl, CA FIX**3,700
*4,500—MRA
**2,300—MOCA
BRAWL, CA FIXHenhom, CA FIX3,700
HENOM, CA FIXThermal, CA VORTAC3,900
§ 95.6139 VOR Federal Airway 139 Is Amended To Read in Part
EWOOD, VA FIXSnow Hill, MD VORTAC6,000
§ 95.6210 VOR Federal Airway 210 Is Amended To Read in Part
VOLAN, PA FIX*Eared, PA FIX**4,000
*4,000—MRA
**3,100—MOCA
EARED, PA FIXTalls, PA FIX*4,000
*3,100—MOCA
§ 95.6297 VOR Federal Airway 297 Is Amended To Read in Part
TALLS, PA FIX*Eared, PA FIX**4,000
*4,000—MRA
**3,100—MOCA
EARED, PA FIXVolan, PA FIX*4,000
*3,100—MOCA
§ 95.6328 VOR Federal Airway 328 Is Amended By Adding
JACKSON, WY VOR/DMEBig Piney, WY VOR/DME13,500
§ 95.6330 VOR Federal Airway 330 Is Amended To Read in Part
OSITY, ID FIX*Jackson, WY VOR/DME14,000
*13,200—MCA JACKSON VOR/DME, W BND
§ 95.6465 VOR Federal Airway 465 Is Amended To Read in Part
LUNDI, ID FIXJackson, WY VOR/DME#*15,000
*13,100—MOCA
#MEA IS ESTABLISHED WITH A GAP IN NAVIGATIONAL SIGNAL COVERAGE.
§ 95.6520 VOR Federal Airway 520 Is Amended To Read in Part
DUBOIS, ID VORTAC*Jackson, WY VOR/DME15,000
*14,600—MCA JACKSON VOR/DME, W BND
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DistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY CHANGEOVER POINTS Airway segment V-328 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
JACKSON, WY VOR/DMEBig Piney VOR/DME20Jackson
V-330Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
IDAHO FALLS, ID VOR/DMEJackson, WY VOR/DME48Idaho Falls
V-465Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
MALAD CITY, ID VOR/DMEJackson, WY VOR/DME63Malad CITY
V-520Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
DUBOIS, ID VORTACJackson, WY VOR/DME60Dubois
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[FR Doc. 04-14629 Filed 6-28-04; 8:45 am]

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